Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (April 16, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal:

  • Place SOWETO, Plateau, Dakar
  • Surrounding areas in downtown Dakar

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 19, 2018.  Certain political organizations have planned a protest of a law on parrainage.  The protest time is unknown but will likely follow the passing of the law on Thursday. The protest has not been authorized and the police plan to close the main roads leading to the National Assembly on April 19.  Large crowds and traffic congestion in downtown Dakar and surrounding areas are likely.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas where demonstrations are occurring or large crowds are gathering.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.